Bernard Purdie and Kofi Burbridge Added To Allman Brothers Tribute At Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive recently announced their daily lineups, breaking down over 35+ unique acts scheduled to perform throughout the two-day event in Brooklyn, New York. One of the most exciting pieces of the extensive new announcement is a dynamic set of additions to the lineup for The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music of The Allman Brothers Band: The highly-anticipated set has expanded, welcoming legendary drummer Bernard Purdie and Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/flautist Kofi Burbridge into the fold. The set will mark Burbridge’s first live performance following his heart attack earlier this year.With the deaths of songwriter/vocalist/organist Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks earlier this year, the music world has been in an open state of mourning. To help aid the healing process, Brooklyn Comes Alive has teamed with Gregg Allman Band’s longtime guitarist/vocalist/musical director, Scott Sharrard, and put together a star-studded band that will help everyone pay proper respects to the legacy of the Allman Brothers. In addition to Purdie, Burbridge, and Sharrard, The Road Goes On Forever will feature Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Gregg Allman Band bassist Brett Bass, and a long list of very special guests including Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys), and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.Kofi Burbridge and Bernard Purdie  will perform in place of the previously-announced Joel Cummins and Kris Myers who can no longer make the set Saturday, Sept. 23rd due to a rescheduled Umphrey’s McGee tour date in Chicago. However, Cummins, Myers, and bassist Ryan Stasik will all still perform in various sets on Brooklyn Comes Alive’s second day, Sunday, Sept. 24th!Bernard “Pretty” Purdie is the world’s most recorded drummer of all time, appearing on recordings with James Brown, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens, and thousands more. Known for his impeccable time-keeping, and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat–also known as the “Purdie Shuffle”–Bernard was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013. With his talents mostly influential in funk music, “Pretty” Purdie is known for his chameleon-like tendencies to blend in any musical setting, from Soul, R&B, to Rock ‘n’ Roll. He was recently a Music Master at Music Masters Camps’ Roots Rock Revival, an Allman Brothers Band-inspired intensive with Oteil Burbridge, Roosevelt Collier, John Medeski, Johnny Vidacovich, Grahame Lesh, and other Brooklyn Comes Alive members and alumni. Watch Bernard Purdie and the Roots Rock Revival band perform an Allman Brothers Band/Grateful Dead mashup here.Kofi Burbridge is also a natural fit for this role, considering his experience in southern rock music, and especially the Allman Brothers Band, alongside his brother Oteil Burbridge and bandmate Derek Trucks. He’s even played with the Allman Brothers on multiple occasions in their final years as a band. Oteil often says that he is most inspired by his brother’s musicianship, and that if it were not for Kofi, Oteil would not be playing bass. Kofi himself is a Grammy Award-winning musician, who’s toured with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and more. This will be Kofi’s second time performing Brooklyn Comes Alive, following his performances with the All Brothers Band and Earth, Wind, & Power in 2016. Kofi’s Brooklyn Comes Alive performance will mark his first and only scheduled appearance to follow his heart attack two months ago. Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue to tour with keyboardist Carey Frank until Kofi is fully ready to get back on the road, so please join us in welcoming Kofi back to the stage this September.On September 23rd and 24th, ticket-holders will be granted in-and-out access to three music venues—Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Schimanski (formerly Verboten; replacing The Hall at MP with a superior sound system and more space to dance)—all within a 5-minute walking radius, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival in the heart of Williamsburg. With over 100+ artists slated to perform at the festival, Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 is poised to be the best yet.The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup also features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img

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